Picked up a packet of thick pork chops the other week on sale and paid around $7 for the five. Had hoped to use them while my mam was here, but never got around to it. So pulled them out of the freezer and defrosted them. With two of them I browned them in the frying pan (no oil used). Chopped a couple of small onions and sliced half a pound of mushrooms, and put them in the bottom of a casserole dish. Popped the chops on top and topped with gravy made from a packet. Cooked them in my toaster/convection oven at 325 oF for an hour and a half. They were so tender they just fell apart. Had them with mashed potatoes and mashed carrot and turnip; which was leftover from Christmas (had put them in the freezer.
It was yummy and a cheap meal. I made double the mashed potatoes and will use them along with the left over carrot and turnip to top a shepherd's pie.
On Monday I popped the other three chops in the slow cooker with bbq sauce and had pulled pork sandwiches with salad. The left over meat will be put into sandwiches for dh's lunch.
I bought a stainless steel kettle the other day to heat water on top of the wood stove and it works a treat.
I picked up this trivet to put it on, it's a turtle:
Monday was a spend day as we picked up more wood for the basement, had lunch out and bought the trivet.......oh well there is always tomorrow I guess?